Rosie the elephant, who lived at Grimsby Zoo, having a good time on Cleethorpes beach in the 1930s. Photograph reproduced courtesy of North East Lincolnshire Council Library Service.
|Sex and age:||Female ♀ < 1, unknown age|
|Arrival||Unknown from Grimsby Zoo|
|Document updated||2009-01-31: locations|
|May this be the same Rosie as nr 2204 in the EEP studbook?|
Grimsby Zoo head keeper, Mr John Haith, and his bride, Miss Alice Sillis, pictured with Rosie the elephant outside St James' Church, Grimsby, on July 16, 1931.
“So, gaily attired in her purple coat, bedecked with white silk ribbon, she attended with her keeper, EP Boff, who took with him for company the lion tamer, A Feeley, both in their white coats.
“Rosie, of course, was not allowed to enter the church, but in the absence of the bridal pair she was the central attraction of a large crowd as she waited at the Chantry Lane entrance to the church. Remembering the importance of the occasion, she was on her best behaviour, and took buns and other comestibles offered in her politest manner.
Arthur Feely (centre) pictured with Rosie the elephant outside Grimsby Zoo in College Street. The man on the left is Arthur Feely’s nephew, who was also named Arthur, and the man on the right is John Edward Haith.
Arthur Feely was a Lecturer in 1928-1929 with G.B.Chapman's Zoo Circus and was at Kelvin Hall in 1929. From 1931 he worked as an Animal Trainer, at Grimsby Zoo specifically with Rosie the elephant and the former Bostock lions.
Reference listKoehl, D., (2020). Rosie, an Asian at Unknown in Unknown. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4609. (archived at the Wayback machine)
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